Saddle up for the Lactic Labi Ride

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BELAIT

SOME 250 participants have registered for Sunday’s Lactic Labi Ride.

The cycling event is open to the public for free and organisers — Geotrax Brunei and Raw Food Asia — are still urging those interested to sign up.

Mewsum Wong, founder of Raw Food Asia, said the ride hopes to promote health and safety for cyclists across Brunei.

“Through this event, we are looking to educate cyclists to ride safely while on the road... especially to ride in larger groups so it is easier for other road users to notice them and give way,” she said.

She said the ride also hopes to promote Brunei as a cycling friendly nation, with Labi chosen for its terrain that is both suitable and conducive for safe cycling.

Owner of Geotrax Brunei, Reduan Yusop, said they are also looking to promote tourism through cycling as Labi has a number of interesting stops for people to enjoy while riding their bicycles.

These stops, he said, include the traditional longhouses.

There is also the untouched natural sceneries along the route while fitness enthusiasts will have the opportunity to test their fitness through Labi’s hills.

“This Sunday, participants may also come together with their family members, and they can always stop at places along the route to take pictures and enjoy such moments with their families,” he said.

Seven veteran cyclists from Hong Kong will also be participating in the ride, with four of them arriving in Brunei yesterday via land route.

Fifty-six-year-old Danny Lee, who cycled into Brunei with his wife Priscilla Lee, said that out of the seven, only one of them is aged below 50, while the oldest is over 60 years old.

He said the group is on their first ever tour, aiming to conquer the Northern part of Borneo.

Their next stop after Brunei will be Kota Kinabalu.

They shared that they had travelled from Kuching to Selangau via bicycle, but had to travel to Miri via bus as the terrain after Selangau is remote and lacked accomodation.

Since arriving in Brunei, Lee said he had cycled around 56km around Belait.

On Sunday, participants will flag off from Sungai Liang Park for an 80km ride to the Multipurpose Hall in Labi.

After the ride, participants stand a chance to win prizes including a $1,400 Scott Mountain Bike and other cycling accessories in a lucky draw.

Those interested can still obtain tickets from Mewsum Wong at 8957528 and Reduan at 8222741.

Members of the public can also go to Triple Star Enterprise for the tickets.

The Brunei Times